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Violent Partners: A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 2, 2008
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"Linda Mills is the indispensable guide to solving the problems of domestic violence. No one can enter the policy debate on these issues in an informed way without reading her eye-opening and rigorous analyses."
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"An excellent read featuring numerous case studies, research and analysis, and stories that lead the reader on a journey from ignoring DV issues to where we are today--to an alternative way of attempting to end the cycle of abuse."
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I have worked with domestic violence victims and offenders for over seven years and it is true that some do not want to separate yet they need a way to create a safe environment so a reconciliation is possible.
Ms. Mills suggestions should be considered by anyone working with domestic violence clients.
I am impassioned by the work that I do.
I agree with Dr. Mills that violence is transmitted through generations. I have always been frustrated by the fact that as soon as my colleagues , therapists that I respect, hear that there is violence in a family, they immediately resort to
a . Not wanting to work with the couple together and
b. Encouraging the couple to get divorced, when in fact most couples do not want to separate and
c. The therapist will allign with the female (victim?)before even investigating the dynamics of what is really going on with this family.
Linda Mills' book Violent Partners brings all of the issues that I have been struggling with to the forefront. I, also, thoroughly appreciated the fact that we heard Dr. Mills' voice in retelling her own personal story. My hope is that through Violent Partners we learn to give every member of a family involved in violence a voice to be heard.
I salute Linda for the courage to come forward to say the things that most of us in the field know to be the truth but are afraid to verbalize.
I believe this book gives hope to families that are in violent relationships, and lets them know they are not alone. We understand why they might stay and we can work with them to bring their relationship to a safe place where they can stay together.
Diane C. Donovan
Anyone working the field of domestic violence or child abuse should read this book. Anyone who identifies themselves as a feminist could gain an important perspective in its reading as well. It is timely written and powerfully driven by experience, research and practice. This is one of the most important books on intimate partner violence I have discovered to date. As an advocate in the field I only wish it had existed years ago.
The writer explores fields ignored by most authors on the subject and really contributes a holistic approach to these situations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Victim blaming book. Sets anti-domestic violence work back 25 years.Published 13 months ago by E Huemann
This book is fantastic and everyone should read it. Buy it now. Read it as soon as you get it. It will change your perspective on Domestic Violence and Family Conflict. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jennifer
Finally, a book that takes into consideration many aspects of violent partners, both man and woman. As well as the possibilities of preventing a future of relationship... Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Amazon customer